According to Martin Biron Friday night, one of the major reasons why he wanted to remain with the Rangers so intensely was due to the relationship he has forged with Rangers goaltending coach Benoit Allaire and fellow goalie Henrik Lundqvist the past two years.
Biron and Lundqvist have not only formed a strong 1-2 punch in the Rangers net, pushing one another to greater heights, but they have become very good friends off the ice, as well. Despite their different backgrounds and personalities, the pair of veteran goalies have built a close relationship.
When Lundqvist won the Vezina Trophy last week in Las Vegas, a nervous Biron was sitting at home watching the awards show on TV. When asked how he felt when Lundqvist was named the Vezina Trophy winner, Biron told this to BlueshirtsUnited.com's Jim Cerny:
"I was extremely proud, and I had chills going up and down my spine," explained Biron. "I had been sitting on the edge of my seat watching the awards show because the Vezina Trophy was being awarded at the end, so the whole night I was sitting on the edge of my seat, wanting to see what was going to happen. I was extremely proud and happy for Hank, for the organization, and for everyone who had naything to do with it. I think of Henrik and I think of everything he has done all year. I think of his wife, and she's about to have a baby. It's been such a great year for him and his family. Everyone (from the Rangers) wanted him to have that trophy, and deservedly so. It was so exciting to see him up there."
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